EMPA, materials science and technology research institution

EMPA, materials science and technology research institution
Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen
EMPA, materials science and technology research institution  
Location: Dübendorf, Thun, St.Gallen

Empa is a materials science and technology research institution. It belongs to the ETH domain and as such is an important element in education, science and innovation in Switzerland. It specializes in applications, focused research and development, and provides high-level services in the field of sustainable materials science and technology. Its core tasks are innovative collaboration with industry and public institutions, ensuring the safety of people and the environment, knowledge propagation and university-level teaching.

Mechanical Engineering - Jul 22
Mechanical Engineering
At yesterday's Hyperloop Pod Competition in Los Angeles, the Swissloop pod achieved a top speed of 252 km/h. The team, comprising students from Empa, ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities, finished in second place.
Mechanical Engineering - Jul 22
Mechanical Engineering

At yesterday's Hyperloop Competition in Los Angeles, the Swissloop pod achieved a top speed of 252 km/h.

Electroengineering - Jul 8
Electroengineering

To harvest wind energy, you don't necessarily need rotors on steel masts - light kites on thin ropes can do the same.

Health - Jul 8
Health

Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals.

Materials Science - Jul 8

The human heart still poses great challenges to modern medicine. More than ten million people in Europe suffer from heart failure, and quite a few of them need a donor organ. Artificial heart pumps are used to bridge the waiting time, but complications are not uncommon.

Health - Jul 8

A herniated disc is painful - and the most frequent cause of spinal surgery. But is the selected treatment always the right one? New research results show that the clinical criteria - the comparison of two static images - are often not sufficient to make the best decision for the patient.

Materials Science - Jul 17
Materials Science

Empa researcher Lorenz Hilty is a new member of the University Council of the University of Constance.

Materials Science - Jul 8

The number of registrations of electric cars is rising sharply. But where to put old batteries' The association of Swiss car importers, "auto-schweiz", is striving for a recycling solution for the entire industry.

Health - Jul 8

Can analytical methods from materials science help us better understand human bones' A research team at Empa in Thun is pursuing precisely this approach. Osteoporosis is a wide­spread disease. Every third woman and every fifth man are affected by bone loss with ad­vanc­ing age.

Environment - Jul 8
Environment

A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future.

Materials Science - Jul 8
Materials Science

Poorly healing wounds and severe scarring are more than just a cosmetic problem; they can significantly impair a person's mobility and health.




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